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This is the unique, national identification number assigned by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) to every licensed pharmacy in the United States and its territories.

This field also enables linkage between pharmacies in the Part D Event (PDE) File and the CCW Pharmacy Characteristics File.

NDC

The maximum allowable quantity of a drug or service that may be dispensed per prescription per date of service or per month.

This field is to capture the actual quantity of the National Drug Code (NDC) being prescribed on the claim

This field is a code to indicate the basis by which the quantity of the National Drug Code (NDC) is expressed.

This variable is the date of death as reported on the Beneficiary’s death certificate.

This field indicates that an enrollee's date of death has been verified as the exact date of becoming deceased, according to a death certificate.

This field represents the death certificate number of the beneficiary.

This field identifies the tenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the eleventh underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the twelfth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the thirteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the fourteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the fifteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited) 

This field identifies the sixteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the seventeenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited) 

This field identifies the eighteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the nineteenth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the first underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the twentieth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited) 

This field identifies the second underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the third underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the fourth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the fifth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

This field identifies the sixth underlying causes of death code as listed by the certifier of death (formatted but not audited)

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